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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Your really bored arent you?
    Yeah. Just trying to be humorous.

    Although after a breif search of "racist products", this one did make a list somewhere, along with Uncle Ben's, Land o' Lakes Butter, Aunt Jemima Pancakes, and some other foreign products I've never heard of.
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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    I was astounded when i found a packet of Negro's at my local shop. They do actually taste really yummy though

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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Is Cracker Jack a racist product?




    So, I was looking for a snack last night at a convenience store and I decided to grab a bag of Cracker Jack. As I was munching away, I was looking at the bag. Then it hit me. They print on the bag near the picture of the boy and dog that the boy is "Sailor Jack". The title of the product is Cracker Jack. Are they calling Jack a Cracker? If so, isn't that a bit racist?

    I probably never would have thought of it, had the issue of Race not be brought up every other week by the national media in a situation where it wasn't necessary at all.
    That's the whole point of the racism business; to make you think everything is racist.

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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    From wiki

    1896: Rueckheim devises a way to keep the popcorn kernels separate. As each batch was mixed in a cement-mixer-like drum, a small quantity of oil was added — a closely-guarded trade secret. Before this change, the mixture had been difficult to handle as it stuck together in chunks. In 1896, the first lot of Cracker Jack was produced. It was named by an enthusiastic sampler who remarked, "That's crackerjack!" (a colloquialism meaning "of excellent quality"[1])

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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    My friend was a Japanese business major (lol I know right?) and he went on a few trips to Japan before. He took pictures of a Japanese banana Popsicle that had a black guy that looked like a 1920s caricature wrapping it's gigantic night crawler lips around a banana. Oh and then there is this:


    Dave Chappelle did that much better.

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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    As a child, in Texas, we were raised calling brazilian nuts "nigger toes" and when we would go to the fireworks stand on independance day, we would always order bottle rockets and "nigger chasers." My father had a hunting dog he named "Nigger." He would stand on the porch and call the dog in shouting, "Here Nigger, Nigger."

    So, as you can all imagine, I was somewhat conditioned and raised around the word. I have had to re-educate myself as I grew older. It is a rude and offensive word and should not be tossed around so lightly. But, honestly, even to this day, most white folks still use it when there is no one around that gets offended by it. But you will be hard pressed to get them to admit it. But these days, it even offends white people so I think it is better to just not say the word at all.

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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    As a child, in Texas, we were raised calling brazilian nuts "nigger toes" and when we would go to the fireworks stand on independance day, we would always order bottle rockets and "nigger chasers." My father had a hunting dog he named "Nigger." He would stand on the porch and call the dog in shouting, "Here Nigger, Nigger."

    So, as you can all imagine, I was somewhat conditioned and raised around the word. I have had to re-educate myself as I grew older. It is a rude and offensive word and should not be tossed around so lightly. But, honestly, even to this day, most white folks still use it when there is no one around that gets offended by it. But you will be hard pressed to get them to admit it. But these days, it even offends white people so I think it is better to just not say the word at all.
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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Cracker Jack has been around since 1896. I really doubt that "cracker" has even existed as a racial slur for that long. Heck, the whole concept of "white" as a race is relatively recent; up until the last century, white people were defined more by their national origin than by their skin color.

    According to Wikipedia, "crackerjack" was a slang term in the 1890s meaning "of excellent quality."
    The next time someone is called a cracker by that New Black Panther jerk, he should say "that's Cracker JACK!! to you sir."

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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    As a child, in Texas, we were raised calling brazilian nuts "nigger toes"
    Yikes! Me too, only I grew up in Ohio. Hopefully we've come a long way since then.

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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

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